Chad Bradford
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Chad Bradford
Chad Bradford
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 791 of 1043 players
Chadwick Lee Bradford
Born: September 14, 1974 at Jackson, Miss.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.05 Weight: 203


First Mets game: April 5, 2006
Last Mets game: October 19, 2006

Share your memories of Chad Bradford


April 28, 2006
He hasn't been too bad so far, plus he comes out to the very apporiate song "Yellow Submarine." I remember the Mets have had him on their radar for quite a while.

June 28, 2006
Here's a guy who goes virtually unnoticed, even though he's been one of the most significant contributors to our pen. He's wonderful with inherited runners, having allowed I believe only 2 or 3 to score this far into the season. A lefty specialist is unique enough, but to have a righty specialist may seem overkill. That is, until you need a groundball out with killers like Pat Burrell or Andruw Jones up.

Here's to an unsung hero in the 2006 season.

Jamey Bumbalo
September 28, 2006
Bradford has done a fantastic job this year, especially in the latter months of the season. Not too many pitchers have an ERA under three anymore. And he has the absolute coolest delivery of any Met pitcher ever.

Jamey Bumbalo
December 30, 2006
I'm apparently the last fan to post a comment about Bradford, and I'm back again. Why in the world did the Mets let him go? He had a great 2006 for the Mets, doing a fine job in every situation and posting a 2.90 ERA. How many pitchers have an ERA like that these days? I read that once the Orioles offered him three years the Mets dropped out. The 2007 Mets will miss both Bradford's skills and his unorthodox submarine delivery.

February 25, 2007
I'm going to miss him. He was dependable which made it a relief to see him up during the playoffs. It was also nice that his unique windup in the bullpen was easily identifiable from virtually any seat at Shea. You wouldn't have to strain your eyes or stop enjoying your beer to look.

DanMan Mets Fan 69 86
March 16, 2007
I loved him!!! He was an amazing pitcher. Very reliable! Great wind-up, Sidearm-Underhand. Also he had a slow pitch which gave a lot of hitters trouble. Was very good in Game 7 of the NLCS. Always good to bring in tight situation. Then he signed a 3yr-10mil contract with the Orioles. I will miss him. The Mets shoulda resigned him.

Jonathan Stern
March 31, 2007
Yeah, he was automatic in '06. I don't remember a single bad outing.

October 27, 2007
Chad was probably the best submarine ball pitcher ever to wear a Mets uniform. Dan Quisenberry lite, and that's no knock on him...Quiz was one of the best relievers in baseball. Bradford was also probably the only Mets player ever to get stung by a scorpion and put on the DL because of it (well, day-to-day, anyway) when the Mets were in Arizona. I remember that because I'd once heard the odds of getting bitten by a scorpion were absurdly low.

January 6, 2008
Letting Chad go came back to bite the Mets in the butt in 2007. The Mets could have really used him down the stretch. Think of the money they wasted on other relievers. He is one that they should have kept.

Joe Figliola
March 18, 2008
Saw Chadwick pitch for the Baltimore Birds against the Blue Jays this past summer at Rogers Centre in Toronto. It was great to see him hurl in person again. Unfortunately, he lost the game in extra innings. And, speaking of losses, I think he was one of most missed Mets in 2007.

Shickhaus Franks
June 25, 2008
His first name reminds me of the goofy dude played by actor/comic Tom Green in the 2000 "Charlie's Angels" movie and also whenever he pitches in Florida vs the Rays, I betcha he hears "Hanging Chad" jokes until the 12th of NEVER!!! He also recently gave up Manny Ramirez's 500th career HR and he should still be on the Mets roster instead of that bum Aaron Heilman.

August 14, 2011
Ah, Bradford, one of my favorite Mets from '06 (and that's saying a lot, since I was 9 during that season). Why the Mets let him go is still a mystery. He would definitely have been useful during the runs of '07 and '08.

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